Lewisburg Fire Department Responds To Multiple Fires

By Robert Bordelon

The Lewisburg Fire Department had its hands full with seven calls on Tuesday, May 1, including two different car fires breaking out along Route 219.

The first fire broke out under the hood of a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot in Lewisburg around 4 p.m. The driver and her dog pulled into the parking lot not long before, smelled "something off" about the vehicle. After getting out, she noticed smoke coming from under the dashboard.

Read more in the Wednesday, May 2, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

The Gateway Run For The Roses Derby Day Bring Kentucky Derby To The Fairgrounds

By Theresa Flerx

This Cinco de Mayo, don't just indulge in the traditional margarita, heard to the state fairgrounds for a mint julep during Gateway Industries 24th Annual Run for the Roses Derby Day.

Mint julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century, so it make sense mint juleps are on the menu for Gateway Industries Derby Day.

Read more in the Tuesday, May 1, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

GVA Director Of Operations And Director Of Maintenance Positions Were Eliminated

By Ruth Caruthers

According to Greenbrier Valley Airpoprt Manager Stephen Snyder, "the positions of Diretor of Operations and Director of Maintenance were eliminated due to restructure of airport operations."

This unamious decision was made on Friday, April 27, by the Greenbrier Valley Airport Board of Directors.

Read more in the Tuesday, May 1, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Children's Memorial Flag Day Ceremony Hosted Those Fighting Against Child Abuse And Violence

By Robert Bordelon

Despite a dreary morning in Lewisburg, the weather cleared and the sun shone in front of the Greenbrier County Courthouse in time for the Children's Memorial Flag Day Ceremony on Friday, April 27.

The ceremony brings together four agencies in Greenbrier County to direct attention to the violence against children and to honor those who fight against it: the Child and Youth Advocacy Center (CYAC), Children's Home Society, Davis Stuart, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

Read more in the Monday, April 30, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Tree Sitters In Monroe County Fight Back Against MVP

By Robert Bordelon

One anonymous man now stands in the path of Mountain Valley Pipeline's (MVP) efforts to blast through the mountain and install a natural gas pipeline on Peters Mountain.

Many in Greenbrier and Monroe counties are familiar with ongoing work on MVP, with questions about the pipeline being presented to candidates for County Commission, House of Delegates, and the state Senate in the recent candidate forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. But a few individuals have taken an additional step past questioning government leaders to stop work on the pipeline; over the course of the last 60 days, several individuals have taken up residence in the trees on public lands MVP plan to install pipe. Staying in the trees through March and April, dealing with freezing temperatures and winds blowing across Peters Mountain, they have remained in place.

Read more in the Friday, April 27, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

Let's Keep GHS Total Climbing

By Theresa Flerx

The West Virginia Daily News drive to collect 2,000 pet-related products in 30 days for the Greenbrier Humane Society has reached its goal, but let's not stop while we are ahead.

Every product gathered is essential to maintaining and improving the health, comfort, and safety of someone's future pet and companion. These items also help GHS provide the best care possible to furbabies sheltered there.

Read more in the Thursday, April 26, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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